2015 In­spir­ing young minds

The Tribune (NZ) - - BRIDE OF THE YEAR 2015 -

With 24 unique kinder­gartens through­out Manawatu, Ran­gi­tikei, Fox­ton and Pahiatua re­gions, Ruahine Kinder­garten As­so­ci­a­tion has been sup­port­ing three and four year olds to be suc­cess­ful learn­ers for more than 60 years.

At Ruahine Kinder­gartens, chil­dren learn through play, de­vel­op­ing in­de­pen­dence, con­fi­dence, co-op­er­a­tion, and so­cial skills for life; lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy skills to help set­tle into school and they will make lots of friends and have fun.

Each Ruahine Kinder­garten is unique, re­flect­ing the in­di­vid­ual per­son­al­ity of the com­mu­ni­ties they re­side in. In­door and out­door fa­cil­i­ties are stim­u­lat­ing and chal­leng­ing with ex­cel­lent re­sources, play­ground equip­ment, car­pen­try ar­eas, veg­etable gar­dens and plenty of space.

Ruahine Kinder­gartens’ 100 per cent fully qual­i­fied and reg­is­tered teach­ers en­sure qual­ity learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for all chil­dren.

Ruahine Kinder­gartens are not for profit so its low fees make kinder­garten ac­ces­si­ble to all fam­i­lies. Fam­i­lies can use the gov­ern­ment’s 20 hours ECE sub­sidy with its kinder­gartens or in con­junc­tion with other providers; and for fam­i­lies that at­test their full en­ti­tle­ment with a sin­gle Ruahine Kinder­garten, at­ten­dance for any ad­di­tional hours is free. Ruahine Kinder­gartens:

Ash­hurst Awa­puni, PN Bulls Camp­bell St, PN Cloverlea, PN Feild­ing Fol­lett St, Mar­ton Fox­ton Hokowhitu, PN Holyoake, Pahiatua Kelvin Grove, PN Lin­ton, PN Makino, Feild­ing Manch­ester, Feild­ing Mill St, Mar­ton Mil­son, PN Mil­ver­ton, PN Pahiatua Park­land, PN Riverdale, PN Roslyn, PN Som­er­set, PN Takaro, PN Wes­tend, PN

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